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New students, new faculty, new leaders, a new building ... learn about what's new at UW Tacoma in 2017.

A new academic year is like watching a sequel for the first time. If you are a loyal fan, it may be a new story but the characters and settings are probably familiar. If you're a newbie, it's all new: new story, new characters, new setting... everything.

It can be a little daunting, even for the returnees.

Here, for your exploration, is a handy reference guide to the new and renewed at UW Tacoma in 2017.


They may not all be new on campus for 2017, but they each have new responsibilities as student leaders.


New faculty at UW Tacoma in 2017-18

Meet 15 faculty members who have started the next phase of their careers at UW Tacoma in 2017.

Read “New Faculty at UW Tacoma in 2017-18”


UW Tacoma diplomas stacked for distribution at commencement

UW Tacoma launches new undergraduate degrees in urban design and electrical engineering, and a new graduate degree in business analytics.

Read “New Degrees Serve High Demand Fields”


Hops bud on vine

The KeyBank Professional Development Center is launching a new craft beer certificate, tapping into the South Sound's burgeoning craft brewery scene.

Read “UW Tacoma Offers Craft Beer Programs”


Vice Chancellor Mentha Hynes-Wilson and Vice Chancellor Tye Minckler

Mentha Hynes-WIlson and Tye Minckler each bring a wealth of experience to their new positions as vice chancellors at UW Tacoma.

Read “New Leaders in Student Affairs and Finance & Administration”


UW Tacoma Student Health Services and Husky Card

New partnerships bring expanded student health services and more ways to save money on student food expenses.

Read “New Student Services Expand Options”


View of Dougan Annex at UW Tacoma

The Center for Business Analytics will bring interdisciplinary approaches to the harnessing of the big-data revolution.

Read “Introducing the Center for Business Analytics”


Tacoma Paper & Stationery building on UW Tacoma campus

Candy factory, paper distributor, beloved restaurant — the Tacoma Paper & Stationery Building is now a place of learning.

Read “Touring the Renovated Tacoma Paper & Stationery Building”

Written by: 
John Burkhardt / October 4, 2017
Media contact: 

John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or johnbjr@uw.edu